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1 hr ago | Weyburn This Week

CNRL gets go-ahead to use low-pressure steam at troubled oilsands site

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has been given the go-ahead to resume work at part of an oilsands project in eastern Alberta where a bitumen-water mixture was found oozing to the surface last year. But CNRL will be using a different extraction technique at Area 1 of its Primrose East oilsands site: low-pressure steamflood rather than high-pressure cyclic steam stimulation.


Related Topix: Canadian Natural Resources, Oil & Gas

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

PG&E Removes 3 Officials For Improper Communications With State Regulators In Rate Case

Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

B2Gold Corp. . Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.99 per cent, to $2.27 on 7.4 million shares.


Related Topix: Microfinancial, Food, Leasing, Financial Services, Maple Leaf Foods, Smart and Final, Retail, Insurance, Manulife Financial, Canadian Natural Resources, Oil & Gas

12 hrs ago | CFRA

Alberta woman loses fracking case appeal, wants to take case to Supreme Court

An Alberta woman has lost her appeal to sue the province's energy regulator over hydraulic fracturing on her property. Jessica Ernst launched a $33-million lawsuit against the Alberta government, the province's energy regulator and energy company Encana .


Related Topix: EnCana, Oil & Gas

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

Duke Energy commits $500 million to N.C. solar power expansion

The solar commitments are the result of Charlotte-based Duke's request for proposals issued in February for new solar capacity. Duke Energy Corp. is making a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Duke Energy, North Carolina

20 hrs ago |

South Arkansas Formation Proves Disappointing So Far

After the booming success of the Fayetteville Shale Play, it was easy to get excited about the prospect of exploiting another geological formation deep under Arkansas soil.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Smackover, AR, Oil & Gas, Southwestern Energy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Windsor Beacon

At least 150 major companies prep for carbon prices

ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company, assumes in its business plans that there will be an eventual U.S. price on heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. It's one of 29 major U.S.-based companies to put an internal price on carbon, according to a report Sept.


Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Oil & Gas, Global Warming, Non-Profit, Big Box Retailers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Second cross-Missouri trail under consideration

A group that advocates for creating bike and hiking trails out of abandoned rail lines wants to establish a second cross-state trail in Missouri. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy says the proposed trail could eventually be paired with the Katy Trail, creating a 400-mile loop across the state.


Related Topix: Ameren


Six Flags Power Outage Shuts Down Rides

A power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, forced parkgoers off rides Sunday. Rides stopped during the incident, prompting crews to remove guests from the theme park attractions.


Related Topix: Jackson, NJ, Jersey Central Power and Light

Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said Sunday his agency and the U.S. Coast Guard intend to send a joint team to the platform Monday to start an investigation.


Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Oil & Gas, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News


Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia

Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana. On Friday, the United States imposed sanctions on Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas and Rosneft, banning Western firms from supporting their activities in exploration or production from deep water, Arctic offshore or shale projects.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Exxon Mobil, Oil & Gas, World News, Russia,


Contractor Dead In Louisiana oil Pipeline Accident

One person is dead and two others suffered minor injuries after a natural gas pipeline accident off the Louisiana coast. A Chevron spokesman said a contractor was killed in the accident that took place Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Chevron Corporation


Alabama Power warns customers of new type of scam

The company says scammers are sending text messages warning that a payment is due immediately. The text message lists the name of a bill payment company and a reference number to use in paying the bill.


Related Topix: Alabama Power

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled of a domestic violence case involving a prominent player.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Chevron Corporation, Oil & Gas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

Chevron spokesman Gareth Johnstone says in an email that the contractor was among four maintenance workers on the platform about 11:10 a.m. Saturday. He says two others were taken to a hospital for what are expected to be minor injuries.


Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Chevron Corporation

Nashoba Publishing Online

'LOVE' artist Indiana doesn't show at celebration

Reclusive artist Robert Indiana was expected make an appearance outside his island residence on Saturday to take part in a celebration of his art around the world on his 86th birthday but he didn't emerge from his home, disappointing dozens of fans. The event was called International HOPE Day and took place in cities across the world.


Related Topix: Trance, Indiana, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International, Oil & Gas

Seeking Alpha

Devon Energy: Seasonal Trends Indicate Significant Upside From Here

I have been allocating more funds to these beaten down E&P plays as it appears another harsh winter is on the way which will bolster the sector. One of these energy concerns is Devon Energy.


Related Topix: Devon Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Markets, Rapid City, SD

Police make arrest in Oakville Petro Canada robbery

Halton police have arrested a local man after an alleged robbery at a Petro Canada gas station in Oakville overnight Wednesday. The male entered the gas station, near Third Line and Speers Road, telling the attendant he had a gun, police said.


Related Topix: PetroCanada, Oil & Gas, Canada,

Business Journal

St. Louis developer Hayden buying Laclede Gas Building

The Laclede Gas Building's future has been up in the air since The Laclede Group decided in 2013 that it would relocate to the former General American Life Building just a few blocks away in downtown St. Louis. David Kelpe , senior vice president and principal of office brokerage at Cassidy Turley in St. Louis, who represents Hertz Investment Group , the California-based real estate investment company that owned the building, confirmed the acquisition.


Related Topix: Laclede Group, LG Group, Oil & Gas

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Business Journal

Xcel Energy reports on Colorado flood recovery efforts

Colorado's unprecedented floods damaged natural gas lines, power poles, and other equipment owned by Xcel Energy Inc., including this equipment in Boulder County. Xcel Energy Inc. has spent millions repairing infrastructure and equipment damaged by the September 2013 floods that devastated mountain communities north of Denver.


Related Topix: Xcel Energy, Boulder County, CO


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